Matchroom’s NXTGEN series returned at the Sheffield Arena, and at the top of the bill, Dalton Smith claimed the vacant British super lightweight title with a one-sided sixth round stoppage of Sam O’maison on Saturday
Smith (12-0, 10 KOs) came into the bout with a perfect record, and had only been the distance twice in eleven previous outings. O’maison (17-4-1, 7 KOs), like his opponent had previously reigned as English champion.
A flashy combination had O’maison on the floor in round three, and, in a completely dominant performance, Smith put the exclamation mark on proceedings in round six.
The 25-year-old floored ‘The Sensation’ with a hard right hand and after beating the count, he was down shortly afterwards when a jolting right hand detonated on his chin, and it left referee Marcus McDonnell with no choice but to wave the contest off.
A mandatory defence of the Lonsdale belt is likely to follow for Smith against Kaisee Benjamin.
Ryan secures revenge over Farias
Elsewhere on the card, Sandy Ryan gained sweet revenge over Erica Anabella Farias (27-6, 10 KOs) as the Derby native claimed a ten round decision win, and took the vacant WBC International super lightweight title.
Ryan (4-1, 2 KOs) was upset by the Argentine in March on the cards, but this time took the win by two scores of 96-94, and a third card at 98-92.
Thompson survives Ducar scare
Jordan Thompson (14-0, 11 KOs) took the first title of his professional career but he was given a scare before securing a points win over Vasil Ducar (11-6-1, 10 KOs).
Thompson was easing to victory, but was decked in the final round, before beating the count and coming through 96-93 (x2) and 97-92 on the cards.
Kieron Conway (18-2-1, 4 KOs) warmed up for his assignment with Austin ‘Ammo’ Williams on the undercard of Canelo Alvarez’s third fight with Gennady Golovkin on September 17 with a fifth round stoppage of Gregory Trenel (16-9-2, 6 KOs) at super welterweight, while at heavyweight, Johnny Fisher (6-0, 5 KOs) stopped Michal Reissinger (3-2, 2 KOs) in two rounds.
Hopey Price (8-0, 3 KOs) took all eight rounds at featherweight against Alexander Mejia (18-4, 7 KOs), and at lightweight, Campbell Hatton (8-0, 2 KOs) took all six rounds against Michal Dufek (34-24-2, 22 KOs).
Rotherham’s Junaid Bostan (2-0, 2 KOs) stopped Jose Manuel Lopez Clavero (16-181, 5 KOs) in the final frame of their six rounder at middleweight, while at super featherweight, Aqib Fiaz (9-0) remained unbeaten with a six round points win against Jordan Ellison (13-41-3, 1 KO).
Nico Leivars (2-0-1) and Angel Gabriel Chavez (3-3-1, 3 KOs) fought to a technical draw at bantamweight, as Chavez was badly cut from a clash of heads, and the contest was waved off in the second round.